REVEALED: The Reason Behind Sir Alex Ferguson’s United Training Ground Visit

Sir Alex Ferguson speaks to the media during the UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow Logo Launch.

Reuters / Russell Cheyne

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is often seen on every match week when the club is in action.

Fergie played a hand in selecting United’s new interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the Scotsman recently gave an inspiring speech to the current squad in order to motivate the players.

Meanwhile, there was a lot of buzz surrounding the legend this weekend. He paid a surprise visit to Carrington (United’s training ground) ahead of Sunday night’s match against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

United travel to Wembley to face Mauricio Pochettino’s third-placed side, and now, the real reason behind Fergie’s visit to the AON Training Complex has been revealed.

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As per a report in The Telegraph, Ferguson was actually there to meet former United forward Giuseppe Rossi. The 31-year-old has been without a club since leaving Genoa at the end of 2017-18.

Manchester United have a history of allowing several former players to coach the youth at the club. Rossi was invited to coach at Carrington, and Ferguson came up to meet the Italian on Saturday and see how things were going.

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Looking back at Rossi’s career, he had moved to Old Trafford from Parma as a teenager. But the promising talent went on to make just 14 appearances for the club, and scored four goals.

He made a move to Villarreal in Spain, where he bagged 82 goals in 192 matches. Injury hampered his career, and he could make just 42 appearances for Italian side Fiorentina. He was also loaned out to many clubs.

Now, it remains to be seen in what capacity he fits in at Carrington.